Pictures of Migration

Another trip, another adventure soon to start so of course that means pictures. Lots and lots of pictures – so that also means this year a new camera and lens.

Long lenses take a bit of getting used to what with their length, their weight, the fact you need to be absolutely still – it’s a long list. In any case, luckily I live in a part of the world that offers up plenty of ready subjects as they make their own trips from south to north.

The Mergansers we’re getting used to seeing around here, even the swans but the Eurasian Widgeon is not a frequent traveller to North America but I think that’s what the blue-billed fellows are in the photos. The joy of discovery! (All About Birds has a good profile of them.)